Is it just me, or does everybody just get a hankering for a peanut butter cookie sometimes? Well I found myself in just such a mood, but when you don’t eat sugar it can be a little challenging to satisfy the Cravings of your past! Nevertheless I ventured to find a solution!… Plus, I’m always looking for things to treat my kids to even though I don’t feed them any added sugars (or juice for that matter, but that’s another story all together).
You can go here to find the original recipe http://www.veggiebalance.com/gluten-free-peanut-butter-cookies/ I adapted to be totally sugar free! I also made a version with stevia plus yacon syrup which is delicious too! Try just stevia if you are attempting to get the kids (and or yourself) used to a non sticky sweet pallet. They are surprisingly tasty despite the fact that they are not sticky sweet. If you are more like my dad and have a mega sweet tooth, you will want to try it with the_Yacon syrup_. It’s high fiber and low glycemic index, so it’s a great deal better for you than sugar and arguably a little better than just tossing some honey in there!
I tripled the original recipe, because I don’t know about you but when I make cookies I want them to last a little while! This batch makes 36 cookies!
I used my_Omega juicer_ to grind up_Quaker Oats_ (the kind you cook), because it’s cheaper than buying oat flour, and helps that thing pay for itself a little bit! you can buy oat flour if you don’t mind paying a little more, and want the cookies to look a little “smoother.”
I use_Now brand_ liquid stevia… so far it seems to be the one with the absolute least aftertaste and the very best flavor!
Here it is! Enjoy some delectable
Peanut Butter Button Cookies!
1 cup oat four
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (Costco)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp liquid stevia
2 tbs yacon syrup (leave this out for the less sweet option)
Preheat oven to 350°F
Mix dry ingredients
add wet ingredients and mix again
Roll into approximately 1″ balls, and flatten with a (well washed) Duplo block… It they are giving you trouble, you can always flatten by hand first, and then stamp with the duplo block!
Bake for 8-10min
Check the underside of the cookie for a slightly darkened color… If it’s not there yet, cook for a couple more minutes!
Let cool on cookie sheet for about 5-10min if you don’t want them falling apart on you!
… And let me know what you think of ’em in the comments!